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Hamster health care can be solved with more funding

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:737
  1. Gerson T Lesser (, assistant professor
  1. Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Jewish Home and Hospital, New York, NY 10025, USA

    EDITOR—I must endorse Morrison and Smith's editorial on the widespread problem of time pressure on doctors, with its adverse effects on patient care and professional satisfaction and morale.1 My geriatrician colleagues and I are especially plagued by time pressures: histories are longer and more difficult to elicit and evaluate in older patients; …

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